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post #12 of Old 10-15-2012
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Re: Turned Around - Yikes!

If speed was really slow, u also may have been a bit too close to the wind for the conditions. "Speed first, then pointing". But if its gusty its always hard to keep speed up in between puffs.

While I have some merit 25 sailors here, i was wondering, what are the down flooding angles on it? I have read that its basically an improved j/24, and j/24's are known for flooding in a 90 degree knockdown. Through the companionway, not just the lazarettes, and the angle of vanishing stability on them is something ridiculous, lime 95 degrees or something. U guys ever been in a broach or a bad knockdown on a merit 25? (Having been in two of these this year already while racing I am pretty concerned about this, and I am considering a merit for my next boat)
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